Shipwreck Databases Western Australian Museum

Governor Endicott

Another incident similar to the Carib was that of the Governor Endicott, but in this case the wreck was verified. The Governor Endicott was driven ashore near Toby’s Inlet, Geographe Bay on 8 July 1840. One of the seamen on board, Joseph Gotchell, gives a graphic account of the incident in a book he had published in 1844. According to this, after the shipwreck, he spent some time living with Aboriginal people, but like Jackman’s account of living with ‘cannibals’, Gotchell may also suffer from poetic license.

Associated Tribe Wardandi

Contact Evidence Anecdotal

Type of contact Helpful

Year 1840

Nationality American

Location Toby’s Inlet, Geographe Bay

Source European